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Certificate Program

The Graduate Certificate in Engineering (GCEN) program provides a certificate designed for part-time students who want to continue their education while working full-time. The program is application-oriented, and most students work full-time for employers that support their continuing education. The program does not provide financial support for graduate students. 

Students interested in ultimately pursuing a Ph.D. should enroll in the M.S. in Reliability Engineering program to establish a background appropriate for a research degree.The program is open to qualified applicants holding a regionally accredited baccalaureate degree in engineering or a related field. In addition to submitting a Graduate School admission application with fee, a copy of the applicant's college transcripts is required for evaluation. Applicants with an undergraduate GPA of less than 3.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis if they have demonstrated a satisfactory experience in another graduate program and/or their work experience has been salutary. In that case, two recommendation letters are required as well. Applicants with foreign credentials must submit academic records in the original language with literal English translations. Please allow at least three months for evaluation of these credentials.

The student completes 12 credit hours of approved coursework with an average grade of B. The coursework, which can include up to 3 credits at the 400 - level, must be approved by the GCEN faculty advisor within the selected department. The 12 credits used for the Graduate Certificate in Engineering can be applied toward the 30 credits required for the Master of Engineering, should the student be admitted to that program on completion of the Certificate.